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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Aragon High School is a top rated, public school located in San Mateo, CA. It has 1,473 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
900 Alameda de Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
Telephone
(650) 558-2999
Website

Aragon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
255 responses
Average ACT
31
71 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$95,667
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,871
National
$949
Median Home Value
$850,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Rivalry Sporting Events
    19%
  • Secret Senior Spirit Days
    16%
  • Rallies
    15%
  • Music Department Fall Potluck
    11%
  • Fall musical
    10%
  • Spring play
    8%
  • Band Concerts
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,473
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,897
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.6%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,260/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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The atmosphere at Aragon is one of competition. You are taught to get good grades rather than to learn. I’ve had a handful of good teachers but most of them have seemed relatively uninterested in helping students grow intellectually and as people. As for the students at Aragon, many are ego driven and self centered individuals. Students act the same and dress the same- if you don’t fit the mold, good luck. Overall Aragon’s main focus is sending kids to college. If that’s what you want, great! If it’s not, it’s shoved down your throat anyways. If you voice this, the community is judgmental and expects you to all of sudden change your mind. The student body is unsupportive, disconnected, and lacks enthusiasm. There is no emphasis on community, values, or integrity outside of acdemics.
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Aragon has very strong academics. There’s an AP class for every interest with varying work loads. The teachers are all very invested in their students academically as well as personally. No matter the problem, you can always talk to a teacher about it and get the help you need. The one thing that Aragon definitely lacks is school spirit. With so many leadership classes and the like, you would think the school would be more spirited than it is. Students don’t care about school spirit, and leadership’s attempts at changing that are feeble at best.
As a senior I've had a great high school experience at Aragon; I've met so many great people and great teachers! There are so many student run clubs at this school, and the sports have amazing coaches. The cafeteria food may be questionable at times, so I bring my own lunch. Aragon is known to be a very studious and hard working school, so just be prepared for the workload if you're an incoming student.